Despite missing Real Madrid's win over Athletic Club due to injury, Pepe is set to feature for Portugal during the international break.
The centre-back's injury forced an under the weather Sergio Ramos to play through the pain barrier in Bilbao as Real gutted out a 2-1 victory at San Mames.
However, he trained with Portugal on Tuesday as normal and is in line to feature for the European champions on Saturday against Hungary.
Given that it is only three days after he failed to travel to Bilbao, the situation has surprised Real Madrid.
In the event that his fitness does take another turn for the worst, the centre-back will return to Valdebebas but at present, he does look set to feature for his country.
Pepe sustained an injury following Real's win over Napoli in the Champions League and it kept him out of LaLiga encounters against both Athletic and Real Betis.
Given Raphael Varane's absence, Zinedine Zidane had been keen to use the veteran at San Mames, which makes his return to feature for Portugal somewhat surprising.